Overview A period of “massive resistance” to the High Court’s 1954 desegregation order ensues, mostly in the Deep South states. more


Brown vs. Board of Ed (II). The U.S. Supreme Court articulates its formula for achieving public school desegregation. more


Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KS et. al. The U.S. Supreme Court overturns doctrine of “separate but equal” in the field of public education.more


Cooper vs. Aaron U.S. Supreme Court calls for the forced integration of Central High School in Little Rock, AR. more


Overview The sixties were a period of tumult and revolutionary changes in society and law, with the Earl Warren Court expanding civil rights and civil liberties.


Lyndon B. Johnson Becomes President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President following John F. Kennedy’s assassination. more


Harlem Race Riots break out in Harlem, New York.


The Voting Rights Act 1965 Voting Rights Act is enacted, abolishing the poll tax and placing the federal government in the business of protecting voters’ rights.


March On Washington On August 28th, a massive, peaceful “March on Washington” is staged at the Lincoln Memorial to press for civil rights legislation.


Civil Rights Act President Johnson pushes the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress, which banned race discrimination in public accommodations. more


Watts Race Riots erupt in Watts section of California


Race Riots Across the Nation Riots erupt in many U.S. cities.more


Martin L. King, Jr. Assassinated On April 4th, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. More race riots breakout in many urban areas across America.


Black Militancy, White Backlash A period of black militancy and white backlash. Blacks and whites begin to question desegregation. more


Overview White flight to the suburbs and suburban sprawl accentuates racial divide between urban and suburban America.more


Explosions in Canarsie, Brooklyn NYCCRC leads vigils in response to racial violence in Canarsie, Brooklyn.more


New York City Civil Rights Coalition Formed New York City Civil Rights Coalition is formed amidst racial violence in Queens, NY. more


Inception of Unlearning Stereotypes Program NYCCRC establishes award-winning educational program to help students confront racial stereotyping. more


Bias Incidents Run Rampant NYCRC responds to bias incidents in racial hotspots scattered throughout the city. more


Crown Heights Racial Violence NYCRC leads “unity walk” and sponsors Black/Jewish healing in Crown Heights.more


NYRC Restructured Michael Meyers, hired as NYCCRC’s second Executive Director, restructures the New York City Civil Rights Coalition. more


Return to Canarsie NYCRC leads candlelight vigil in Canarsie after racially-motivated firebombing.more

1995 – Present

NYCRC Expansion NYCRC’s board of directors is expanded and the Coalition is restructured.more